Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
With arguably the world's worst band name and a mountain of music critic jizz heaped in steaming piles all around them, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have found themselves in the comfortable position of being 2009's first "it" band. What separates this group from other flavor-of-the-month indie acts is the simple fact that this record isn't just another underwhleming fluff piece. Simple as they may be (and often masked by a healthy dose of fuzz) these songs are catchy as hell. Yes, this is not the most original thing you'll hear this year. But, if you're going to jack your sound from a bygone era, the sweet sounds of The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive are great influences to draw heavily from. Download this one and let it grow on you. I promise you the more time you spend with this record the more you'll enjoy it.